Sunday, May 27, 2012

Upcycling with Chalk Inks

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This month we have been featuring our PowderPuff Chalk Inks and you have seen the Design Team demonstrate some beautiful techniques and amazing projects.  Have you seen anything new that you'd like to try?  Do you have any questions or want to see something specific? 

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Sunday Greetings to you from Rhonda!

Last week we were cleaning out a few things and I came across this picture frame and photo and was going to place the frame into the donate box.


Then I looked at it again and thought well, maybe I can use this!

I absolutely love this quote by Patsy Gaut and wanted to create a home decor piece with it.

Yes, it's the same item!  Here's what I did:
  • Removed the photo and glass.  This frame happened to have shadowbox depth!  Bonus!
  • Base coat the frame with white gesso.  It took about three coats for coverage. 
  • Once dried, brush some Biscotti PowderPuff Chalk Ink randomly on.
  • Stop when it has a good shabby chic look.  Rub any brush marks in with your finger.
  • Decorate and embellish with your favorite Quick Quotes collection(s).
There are several other items that I applied ink to as well.
  • The tiny clothes pins were inked with Biscotti
  • The lattice die cut was simple white card stock and a bit of Biscotti coordinated it perfectly!
  • My vellum butterflies are inked with Biscotti and Blue Hawaiian
  • The music paper flower is inked with Biscotti and Blue Hawaiian very lightly
  • The leaves are inked with Green with Envy and Limeade
  • My tags and quote pieces are all inked 

Supplies:
French Quarter Collection - Quick Quotes
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  BiscottiBlue HawaiianGreen with Envy, Limeade - Quick Quotes
Beacon 3-in-1 Glue - Quick Quotes
Tag Punch and Tiny Butterfly in Biscotti Punch - Marvy Uchida
Tiny Butterfly Punch - EK Success
Lattice, Flourish, Leaves and Floral Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs
Butterfly - Making Memories
Key - Tim Holtz for Ranger
Clothes Pins - Hobby Lobby
Adhesive - Xyron 5" for Lattice
Diamond Stickles - Ranger
Other:  Wire, Staple Gun

I hope I've inspired you just a little today to play with those PowderPuff Chalk Inks!  Perhaps maybe even to seek out some unsuspecting "treasures" that you didn't know you had. 

Have a relaxing day and I'll see you next time!
~ Rhonda
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